Why You'll Love This Concert
Leave the freeways and orange groves behind and journey north to the fjords, the glaciers, and the stunning beauty of Norway and Finland. Sibelius and Grieg are our guides to the vibrant landscapes and cultures with which they so proudly infused their music.
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, strings
Finland’s Jean Sibelius is perhaps the most important composer associated with nationalism in music and one of the most influential in the development of the symphony and symphonic poem. Finlandia became the composer’s most enduring work, in part because of the political climate in Finland at the time of its creation.Read More
solo piano, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings
Grieg’s biggest work in terms of power and gesture is the Piano Concerto in A minor. Only 25 at the time of its composition, Grieg was able to exhibit a degree of maturity in his handling of the concerto form that few have equaled.Read More
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings
The music of Jean Sibelius has been considered the very embodiment of the Finnish soul for so long that it is surprising to realize that his nationalism developed rather late in his youth.Read More
02/06/14 • by Lucette Moramarco • Fallbrook Village News
Having gone on a cruise around Norway last summer, one concert on the Fallbrook Music Society’s program caught my eye – "Northern Lights," featuring the music of two Scandinavian composers played by the Redlands Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 26
01/27/14 • by Betty Tyler • The Redlands Daily Facts
There was plenty of struggle and triumph in Saturday night’s music — and melodies to melt the iciest heart. But the music’s power and beauty were expressed in the accents of Grieg’s Norway and Sibelius’ Finland.
The performance of Mozart's 40th was amazing. How Maestro Wilson conceived and brought forth the intensity, tension, and considerable emotion moved me deeply. The orchestra's discipline and preciseness were astonishing. When you've got only two horns, two oboes, two bassoons, and two clarinets, there's no room to fudge the pitch in the opening note of a phrase. I loved the way the horns and basses supported and colored the melodies.
As you can tell, I'm not a musician, but I am a huge Mozart fan. I'm also a huge fan of the Redlands Symphony and count myself fortunate to be able to attend a local concert of such glorious music.
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Directions to Redlands
Redlands is conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Riverside, Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Highland, and Beaumont. From Hemet, it’s just a short jaunt north on CA-79 and West on I-10. It is easily accessible from Los Angeles 60 miles east along Hwy 10. And from San Diego, it’s a beautiful, 2-hour drive north along I-15 and I-215.
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